Razor

Razor

From dark matter detectors and quantum computers to Mars rovers and radical climate change solutions, Razor talks to the world’s leading scientists, technologists, engineers, mathematicians, and startup entrepreneurs to find out how they're working to build a better future for us all.

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  • Martian chronicles: #RAZOR

    In this week's episode of #RAZOR​, Emma Keeling explores humanity's long fascination with Mars, visiting the Austria town of Innsbruck, where astronauts are being trained for a very different mission to the Red Planet.

    The astronauts are part of the Austrian Space Forum's analog training progra...

  • #RAZOR - FATTY LIVERS, VACCINES & 3D MUMMIES

    1 in 4 people have some form of fatty liver disease. The condition can be deadly and there's a critical shortage of transplantable livers and fatty livers themselves cannot usually be used for transplant into others. Emma Keeling joins the Oxford-based start-up, Ochre Bio, who are using genomic m...

  • #RAZOR: Fighting the fatty liver crisis

    One in four people have some form of fatty liver disease, a condition that can be deadly but is often undiagnosed. 🤯

    And what's more, this silent killer could be threatening more people by denying potential organ donation. While there's a critical shortage of transplantable livers, the fatty liv...

  • #RAZOR: Using 3D to see inside mummies

    What would you find inside an ancient Egyptian mummy?

    A team of scientists in the UK have put together X-Rays, 3D and VR technology to look inside the 2,000 year-old remains of snake, bird and cat mummies, opening a window into the fascinating past these animals lived (and died) in. 🐈🐍🐦

    🔬 Disco...

  • #RAZOR: 'Shrinky Dink' sensors

    Inside a small laboratory at the University of California, scientists have developed monitoring technology that could identify ill health before people fall sick.

    A tiny plastic sensor made from a 1970s children’s toy can be attached to the body to monitor blood pressure while people carry on wi...

  • #RAZOR: Cryobattery - Storing renewable energy as liquid air

    One of the biggest challenges with renewable energy is storing it. The surplus energy created when the sun is shining and the wind is blowing is normally lost as it is very difficult to store such large amounts of energy.

    But hope may be on the horizon with the innovative CRYObattery project in ...

  • #RAZOR: How can heat-seeking drones help save wildlife?

    🌍 Around half of the Earth’s wildlife has been lost because of climate change, habitat destruction and exploitation.🦏

    Scientists at Liverpool John Moores University are trying to protect those that remain with heat-seeking drones.

    Read more: https://bit.ly/2ZABMSB

    🔬 Discover #RAZOR - The s...

  • #RAZOR - AI DEMENTIA: New iPad test to spot early signs

    Around 50 million people around the world suffer from dementia: a syndrome in which there is a deterioration in memory, thinking and behavior, resulting in the inability to perform every day activities.

    Not only does the disease have a profound impact on the families affected, but it is also co...

  • #RAZOR - Robofish

    Why are fish like cyclists? 🐟

    Scientists created AI-propelled robotic fish to study the natural movements of real fish and discovered that each fish in formation take advantage of the watery vortices created by other fish to save energy, much like a peloton of cyclists. 🚴‍♀️

    🔬 Discover #RAZOR ...

  • New COVID-19 variants, robotic fish and snakebites: #RAZOR full episode

    In this week's episode of #RAZOR, we explore the new SARS-Cov-2 variants which are causing alarm from South Africa and Brazil to the UK and Germany. 🦠

    We know fish swim in schools to avoid predators but new research from scientists in Germany, China and Hungary suggest that may not be the only r...

  • #RAZOR - Carbon Recycling

    🌏 As the world wakes up to the climate change crisis, scientists are looking for ways to cool our world. Part of the problem is our reliance on fossil fuels - transport accounts for 25% of global CO2 emissions 🔥

    RAZOR’s Emma Keeling is in Iceland to visit Carbon Recycling International who are ...

  • Formula E - the future of motor racing? #RAZOR

    Formula E is entering its 7th season. Can this fledgling, but already multi-million dollar sport match its petrol cousin for power and excitement?

    Motorsports have long been a way of testing new technologies for manufacturers. Formula E is also changing perceptions of electric vehicles, which i...

  • Formula E and harvesting water from air: #RAZOR​ full episode

    By 2050 the global population is expected to reach almost 10 billion. Demand for food could rise by 60%, further impacting already depleted land and oceans. So where will all the extra food come from? It could be insects. 🍲 🐜

    Formula E is entering it’s 7th season. Can this fledgling but already ...

  • #RAZOR: Carbon Recycling - Manufacturing renewable methanol from CO2

    As the world wakes up to the climate change crisis, scientists are looking for ways to cool our world. Part of the problem is our reliance on fossil fuels - transport accounts for 25% of global CO2 emissions.

    RAZOR’s Emma Keeling is in Iceland to visit Carbon Recycling International who are con...

  • #RAZOR: Chang’e-5 - A new era of lunar exploration - Andrew Coates

    👩‍🚀 China’s Chang'e-5 mission has returned from the moon and brought with it some of the youngest moon samples yet. 🚀

    🌑 CGTN Europe spoke with Andrew Coates, a professor at University College London, about what those samples could mean for the international scientific community. 🤔

    Read more: ht...

  • #RAZOR - Solar Sail

    We're all used to the idea of solar energy being harnessed to produce electricity, and to humankind's ongoing efforts to make it logistically feasible as a replacement for our dwindling fossil fuels. But the concept of the solar sail requires a different type of thinking.

    Imagine something whic...

  • #RAZOR : The science show you need in your life

    Razor is the cutting-edge science and technology show which doesn’t shy away from the complexities of real science.

    From dark matter detectors and quantum computers to Mars rovers and radical climate change solutions, we talk to the world’s leading scientists, technologists, engineers, mathemat...

  • #RAZOR - Plastic-hungry fungus rebuilds a community

    All over the world, biotech startups are cleaning up our toxic way of living by discovering new ways of harnessing the power of nature. But instead of fighting against the status quo, one London company is changing it from within by working alongside local communities to create a more sustainable...

  • #RAZOR: Vertical farming

    For the past century, industrial farming practices and the globalization of our food supply have caused great damage to environmental systems and contributed to the climate crisis. So how do we feed a growing population safely and sustainably? Indoor vertical farming could be part of the answer. ...

  • #RAZOR: solar sail

    We're all used to the idea of solar energy being harnessed to produce electricity, and to humankind's ongoing efforts to make it logistically feasible as a replacement for our dwindling fossil fuels. But the concept of the solar sail requires a different type of thinking.

  • #RAZOR full episode: vertical farming and recycling plastic

    This week’s episode of RAZOR – the science show you can’t afford to miss – takes you from the farm to the stars, with a little planet-protecting plastic recycling along the way.
    🥬 Super-efficient tray-based indoor farming
    ☀️ Sunbeam-powered spacecraft
    ♻️ Globe-saving chemical recycling of plastic...

  • Using nature to construct a greener future - #RAZOR

    Shocked by the construction industry’s carbon footprint, Ehab Sayed founded a bio-manufacturing company to produce sustainable building material… out of fungus.

    Read more: https://stories.cgtneurope.tv/plastic-hungry-fungus-rebuilds-a-community/index.html

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  • Onion Collective: Women transforming a community - #RAZOR

    How one harbor town is being transformed by a female-led social enterprise dedicated to social redevelopment rather than private gentrification.

    Read more: https://stories.cgtneurope.tv/plastic-hungry-fungus-rebuilds-a-community/index.html

    Subscribe to #RAZOR Youtube Channel - The Science sho...

  • Solar powered hand - the prosthetic that returns the sense of touch - #RAZOR

    RAZOR’s Emma Keeling travels to the University of Glasgow to meet Professor Ravinder Dahiya – the director of the Bendable Electronics and Sensing Technologies (BEST) unit. He and his engineers have created a solar-powered super-capacitor made of graphene that is capable of powering prosthetic ha...